Christmas Tour of Homes 2010

Welcome to the 2010 Christmas Tour of Homes!

is a scarf Christmasy?

I’ll be honest, I’m still putting a few things out to decorate for Christmas, but some weirdo decided to have a Christmas Tour on the 13th and I want to join in so I’ll show you what I have so far.  Wait, I’m the weirdo.  Nevermind.

We kept it kind of simple and natural and thrifty this year.  I shopped the house and used what I had and I don’t have bins and bins to fill back up the week after Christmas.  But who knows, I might go all out next year.  I love all sorts of Christmas decorating and I have nothing against bins.

But, this tour is not about me.  We want to see your place.   However if you are new here and aren’t sick of me talking about my Christmas decorations and wreaths and annoyances and want to see more here are my posts for the holidays.

You have no idea how much I enjoy you, the Nesting Place community.  Thank you for making this blog a place where we can be imperfect together.  Now, let’s get to the fun part…

Here are the unofficial rules if you have any questions.  If your link got deleted, click here to find out why.  And remember, only one link up per blog.  Don’t forget, Kelly’s having a linky party today too!


  1. top three reasons why i love you:
    1. you’re funny. like really funny.
    2. you will post a 1/2 decorated tree that has been lasso’d by 1991 ribbon.
    3. you have a beautiful heart and a beautiful home to reflect it.
    thank you for hosting and for gathering us all together for Christmas.
    friends forever,

  2. Cindy Gillian says

    Soph, you have to tell Essie to send you a photo of her mantle! She ain’t right!!!
    Love you, Cindy

  3. thanks for the Christmas home tour. I love the colour scheme in your home. Just gorgeous

  4. Your house and decor is lovely. Simple, yet beautiful and natural. Can you please tell me where you purchased the beautiful light blue rug with the white flowers that’s shown in the second picture? Is it wool or synthetic? Is it soft and cushy and and does it wear well? I am desperately in need of a soft and cushy rug for my family room and this one is beautiful. Your help will be much appreciated.

  5. I love the ornament wreath in the frame. Simple and pretty. Thanks for hosting. I could spend days looking through all those links. It’s unfortunate that I have to work or I’d do just that. ;)

  6. I am such a nerd! I had Wednesday highlighted as Nester’s tour of homes. Blast! I hate being late to your parties….

  7. I really like the antelope & his snazzy color-coordinated scarf,and if it’s wintry,in my book it’s Christmasy. My dec’s, when there are any (busted knee has precluded thus far) are up at least until Epiphany&often longer into the winter. Prevents January cabin-fever,y’know. Enjoy! Love ur pix,cant wait to see other linkies. -s-

  8. Thanks for a great blog party! Your decoratings are wonderful!!!

  9. Thank you so much for hosting this fabulous link party! I loooove seeing the work of all of these fabulous ladies- so many pretty things and great ideas! I have had soooo many hits and made lots of new friends through this party, so THANK YOU! :)

  10. Your decorations are absolutely breathtaking! I love the color scheme…it’s so crisp. I think blue and white together just say “WINTER”. Great colors for Christmas decor.

    Thanks so much for hosting this Tour of Homes. It’s SO much fun looking at everyone’s decoration!

  11. Wow… those are some beautiful decorations! But no Christmas Hats??

  12. Gorgeous with a capital G! The colors aer so amazing and fresh. I love it all. And everytime I see those striped cutains I just smile, they are the bomb.

  13. Beautiful! I added my angels tree to the list.I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Wishing you happiness, Katherine
    P.S. I’m having a giveaway please stop by and enter :-)

  14. Nester, I am a little late to the party!! :) Thank you so much for hosting and can’t wait to peruse all these links!! Your home looks wonderful!

  15. Oh so late to the party but I am so glad I could still join!! Thank you!

  16. Thanks for hosting this wonderful party, Nester. I’m #621 or so, but that is so cool ’cause there are so many links to enjoy. Your home looks lovely and the colours are so soothing. Merry Christmas!

  17. Beautiful Home! Thanks for hosting this party! Its been great seeing everyon’s wonderful homes!

  18. Nester, your home is sooooo gorgeous. I love looking at your photos. Your Christmas decor looks beautiful. And look at all the links to other beautiful Christmas decor. It’ll take days to go through all of these! Thanks for the party!

  19. I’m so late, but thanks for not closing up shop yet. Everything looks so peaceful and serene and CLEAN. You must be workin’ your Mrs. Meyers! Absolutely beautiful. Merry Christmas, my friend!

  20. Ummm, wow…I think it’ll top 1000 this year!

    Always fun to see how others decorate their homes; we aren’t so imaginative but generations are found in my decor.

    THAT makes me happy :).

    Merry Christmas!!


  21. How I wish I had something worthy of sharing in this wonderful bloggy carnival but I’m working right up until Christmas and beyond and there hasn’t been much decorating done at all. In fact there is more outside with our lights around the house and there will be more when we install the “runway” for Santa. Oh and I am doing a class on Sunday to make some pretty nice Santa sacks for my boys who have never had them. So maybe I will have something to share but it will be a case of better late than never!

  22. I love a good Christmas party and this looks like a great place to be. I love, love your home, It is simply wonderful and so Christmasy in a soft beautiful way,Kathysue

  23. LOVE your home. It looks like it belongs in a magazine.

    I’m really enjoying seeing how everyone decorates for Christmas. I’m getting lots of great ideas as well.

    Merry Christmas!

  24. Love your home! Thanks for hosting this party! There are some wonderful ideas here.

  25. Wowza! You’re design esthetic is evolving-so pretty and calm.

  26. Wow, your house is so decorated so pretty! Love how you used existing items and added Christmas touches throughout. Just lovely! :)

  27. Thanks so much for hosting!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  28. Thanx so much for hosting! It will take till the springtime to go thru all of these!:) Just in time for HobLob to roll out the Christmas stuff for 2011!

  29. Thanks for hosting this fun party! You have a wonderful blog and beautiful home.
    Hope you have a lovely Christmas!

  30. Hi. Just found your blog. Thanks for hosting such a great Christmas blog party!
    Merry Christmas! ~ Julie

  31. Your home is gorgeous! In five or ten years, when I own a home, I can’t wait to snaffle oh so many of your ideas!


  32. This is an awesome party! I have never seen so many links. What beautiful decorations. Thanks for hosting. Merry Christmas!

  33. I wanted to join in on the party so I started scrolling down and down and down and down…. the links just go on and on… So many Great Links – I LOVE it – Great Inspiration!! Thanks for hosting!

  34. We have a song playing on our radio at the moment that goes “down under Santa gets a suntan. Rudolph puts zinc cream on his nose” and that is pretty much how it is in New Zealand . Christmas means throwing open the doors and windows and long lazy days beside the pool or at the beach. The kitchen is deserted in favour of barbeques and eating outdoors…it is too hot to eat indoors anyway. Not many people put up outdoor lights because it doesn’t get dark until 10pm and Christmas pudding isn’t popular on Xmas day. Berries, cherries and stone fruit adorn pavlovas and trifles and Christmas would not be complete without the smell of Christmas lillies which are flowering at the moment.

  35. Wow, some of the decorations are wonderful! I think I will use some inspiration next year. Some of the decorations make me actually jealous for not coming up with the idea myself a long time ago! Great work everyone, thank you.

  36. UGH! I ‘ve been away on vacation, and missed joining the party..but looking forward to sitting with a cup of tea and cherishing visiting everyone’s homes.

  37. So sad I missed the party cut off, it was crazy hectic here but, I’m having fun going through everyone’s lovely homes! And yours, Nester, is truly wonderful.

    Including my link here to my late home tour just in case :)

  38. Wow! Your pictures having given me some great ideas for decorating my house for the holidays. I know where I will be on the weekend…… buying some new decorations!

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